Coming to America (Kris Van Assche)

Paris…Kris Van Assche imagined a character from a North African country transported to New York City when he set out to design his S/S 10 collection. The very interesting contrast of loose-fitting silhouettes and flowing fabrics against traditional elements of tailoring made for an awe-inspiring show. The super elongated woven tops (more than all the tunics on other runways) were styled with long shorts and active-inspired leggings. The intended dimension of the tonal layers were far more relevant than any of the actual items themselves. A graphic black and white sleeveless jacket were patched together and worn with no shirt underneath giving off the ultimate casual attitude (which was sort of the point). Some of the tops, made up in an extremely sheer linen, evoked a fresh breeze on a hot summer day; something we really yearn for and didn’t really know we missed until it comes.


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